The Nature of Why in performance ©

Paul Blakemore

The Nature of Why brings together an incredible ensemble of musicians from the British Paraorchestra and four extraordinary dancers create epic performance bursting with passion.

The production takes inspiration from the unconventional curiosity of Nobel prize-winning physicist, Richard Feynman, and his search for meaning in the world around us. The stage will becomes a site of discovery as four dancers move to the music in a choreography by Australian artist and incoming Director of Arts Access Victoria Caroline Bowditch.

Led by renowned conductor Charles Hazelwood, members of the world’s only large-scale ensemble for professional disabled musicians, the British Paraorchestra, are joined by string players from Perth Symphony Orchestra to perform a cinematic live-score by Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory.

The Nature of Why was commissioned by Unlimited, with funding from Arts Council England, Stavros Niarchos Foundation and We the Curious.

The Nature of Why in Australia

Perth Festival
Heath Ledger Theatre
State Theatre Centre of WA

21 - 23 February 2019

About Perth Festival

Perth Festival has been disrupting and celebrating Perth and Western Australia for 65 years.

The Festival was born out of the University of Western Australia’s annual summer school entertainment nights as a ‘festival for the people’ on January 3, 1953. Since then, Perth Festival has seeded and cultivated decades of cultural growth as the oldest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere. It is Australia’s premier curated multi-arts festival and one of the greatest in the world, known for commissioning major new works, celebrating the unique qualities of Perth and engaging diverse audiences. At Festival time in Perth, there is no other place like this on Earth. For a few weeks every glorious summer, the best artists from Western Australia and the world stand shoulder to shoulder in creative unity with the community.

The Nature of Why
The Nature of Why ©

Paul Blakemore